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Pacific Cap Lamp Plinth: developed and designed for underground mining

F15 Cap Lamp Plinth for Underground Mining

F15 Cap Lamp Plinth for Underground MiningAfter consultation with key figures in the mining industry and in accordance with AS/NZS 4067:2012 Appendix Q, Pacific Helmets have conceptualised, designed and produced a miners cap lamp attachment for the F15 Structural Fire Helmet.

Pacific’s Cap Lamp Plinth is a two piece lighting solution made from hard wearing industrial plastics. The Cap Lamp Plinth fits to the front of the F15 in place of a regular helmet plinth while the cord retention clip slides into the Pacific Easi On Off Base (EOB), part of the side adaptor plates.

The new Plinth is compatible with the Adaro L50 corded rechargeable Cap Lamp and the ALFA WL cordless, rechargeable Cap Lamp.

View the full range of products related to the release of the Cap Lamp Plinth here. Alternatively, you can download the detailed product data sheet here.

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New Video: Fitting double strap goggles to a Pacific Branded wildland fire helmet

New Video: Fitting Double Strap Goggles to a Pacific Branded Wildland Helmet

The Pacific Helmets range of wildland helmets are compatible with several eye protection options.

In our recent video we demonstrate the fitting process for double strap goggles. We fit a pair of ESS Firestrike Double Strap Goggles to a helmet with a brim, like a standard BR9, wide brim BR9 or a BR5 and also to a helmet without a brim like the cap style BR9.

You can watch the video in this window, by click the play button or by navigating to the clip on our YouTube channel using this link: https://youtu.be/HSz0M17Z1J8

Interested in picking up a set of double strap goggles? Check out the ESS Firestrike goggles? Click here to get more info or add them to your cart – remember when you purchase them from Pac Fire, they automatically come with a goggle mount kit.

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New Video: Fitting the Rail Mounts to a R6L ‘Patroller’ Tactical Helmet

New Video: Fitting Pacific Rail Accessory Mounts to an R6L Patroller

Pacific Helmets have developed a range of Picatinny rail accessory mounts designed to make several popular accessories compatible with any helmet fitted with rails.

Pac Fire has prepared a video demonstration showing the rail accessory mounts being fitted to the a Pacific R6L ‘Patroller’, tactical helmet.

You can watch the video in this window, by click the play button or by navigating to the clip on our YouTube channel using this link: https://youtu.be/HSz0M17Z1J8

Has the R6L ‘Patroller’ got your attention? Check out the helmet and all of the associated spare parts and accessories here.

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Pacific’s ‘Patroller’ delivers on tactical head protection and military styling

Pacific R6L Patroller Tactical Helmet

Pacific Helmets is a globally respected manufacturer and exporter of safety helmet products that balance paramount protection with design functionality and wearer comfort.

Flexible manufacturing processes and an innovative design team have lead to the development of many popular specialty helmets, including the R6 range, which is the very embodiment of the term ‘multi-purpose’.

Part of the R6 range is the award winning R6L ‘Patroller’ – a head protection platform with military styling, designed for tactical applications, technical rescue, USAR and wildland fire.

The ‘Patroller’ is a lightweight helmet with a longer shell than the other members of the R6 family. The increased internal space in the ‘Patroller’ makes it a great choice for larger head sizes. The Pacific Ratchet Adjuster Headband allows the user to further customise the the fit and helmet ride height.

Pacific R6L Patroller Tactical Helmet

Pac Fire standard ‘Patroller’, available for purchase from the website, is fitted with Picatinny Rails, front accessory straps and pull down internal eye protection. As with all Pacific branded helmets, the ‘Patroller’ can be customised with other features like a VAS shroud, earmuff clips and face shield mounts.

Pacific’s R6 ‘Patroller’ is available from Pac Fire in a large range of colours and paint finishes.

Read more about Pacific’s ‘Patroller’ tactical helmet here. Or download the comprehensive product data sheet.

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New Video: Fitting the Mesh Face Shield to an R5 Series Helmet

New Video: Fitting Mesh Face Shield to R5

We’ve put together a short video demonstrating assembly and fitting of the mesh face shield to a Pacific R5 series helmet.

Mesh face shields are primarily used during chainsaw operations. The Pac Fire Mesh Face Shield fits to Pacific model helmets with earmuffs fitted and a front brim – like the R5 series, BR9 standard or BR9 cap style helmets.

You can watch the video in this window, by click the play button or by navigating to the clip on our YouTube channel using this link: https://youtu.be/krCWk4DSC-g

Want to get your hands on Mesh Face Shield for a Pacific R5? Add one to your cart here.

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New Video: Refurbishing a Pacific BR5 Helmet

New Video: Refurbishing a Pacific BR5 Wildland Firefighting Helmet

The BR5 is Pacific’s heritage wildland firefighting helmet. The classic design focuses on delivering safety, quality, and comfort to the user.

The DUPONT™ KEVLAR® reinforced fibreglass composite shell provides exceptional strength and excellent penetration protection with a lifespan exceeding 10 years when cared for and stored correctly.

Pac Fire recommends refurbishing the internal components of your BR5 every 3-5 years or if the helmet is being passed on to a new team member.

Follow along with us in this clip as we fit the BR5 Refurbishment Kit to a Pacific BR5 Helmet.

You can watch it video in this window, by click the play button or by navigating to the clip on our YouTube channel using this link: https://youtu.be/_yoIp92H0WU

Curious about or new refurbishment kits? View the ribbon suspension kit here, or upgrade to a mesh insert using this kit.

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Pacific BR9’s Kevlar® shell wins over New South Wales Rural Fire Service.

NSW RFS BR9 Wildland Firefighting Helmet
NSW RFS BR9 Wildland Firefighting Helmet
NSW RFS BR9 Helmets in production at Pacific Helmets, New Zealand
Production is in full flight at Pacific Helmets (NZ) Ltd to deliver the BR9 wildland firefighting helmet to the largest fire service in the world – NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS).

At least 40,000 members of NSW RFS are set to receive a new Pacific BR9 wildland firefighting helmet in a large scale rollout set to take place in the coming year.

Feedback from NSW RFS members indicated that helmets were a top priority after the 2020 bush fire fundraising appeal raised over $100 million. The funds have been allocated to essential equipment and important upgrades for the volunteer firefighters who provide fire and emergency services to approximately 95% of New South Wales.

The BR9, selected by NSW RFS as their service issued wildland firefighting helmet, is a popular lightweight head protection platform that supports a full range of accessories. The standard shell shape incorporates a narrow side brim and multiple crown ridges allow for extra strength and air flow.

Impact protection was a crucial performance criteria when evaluating helmets. The BR9 excelled, largely due to Pacific’s acclaimed DuPont™ Kevlar® & fibreglass reinforced composite shell. Kevlar®, a synthetic fibre renown for it’s strength, provides additional heat- resistance and has been used in the design and manufacture of Pacific Helmets branded helmets since their founding in 1982.

NSW RFS BR9 Wildland Firefighting Helmet
The multi-ridge design of the BR9 contributes to the helmets excellent impact resistance
The multi-ridge design of the BR9 contributes to the helmets excellent impact resistance results, effectively dispersing blows over several points instead of being focused on a single area.

The NSW RFS BR9 also features a clear, clip-on face shield, which provides high speed particle impact protection for the face and eyes. A Mesh insert inside the helmets cradle, which spreads the weight of the helmet evenly over the head, improving comfort. 25mm earmuff brackets for the application of helmet mounted earmuffs and rear accessory straps to effectively retain single strap goggles.

Understanding the importance of delivering information efficiently, Pac Fire has established the NSW RFS Helmet Hub. A centralised online library that includes product information, specifications, downloads, training videos, FAQ, spare parts and accessories specifically for NSW RFS members. The Helmet Hub can be reached by scanning a specialised barcode, found inside the helmets shell and on much of the literature with the helmet, with a smart phone.

Pick up the renowned Pacific BR9, with the standard shell type, for yourself here.

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New Video: Fitting the Pac Fire Earmuffs to a Pacific BR9 Helmet

New Video: Fitting the Pacific Helmets approved, Pac Fire helmet mounted earmuffs to a BR9 Wildland Firefighting Helmet

The Pacific Helmets BR9 is a popular and versatile head protection platform that accommodates a wide range of accessories.

Follow along with us as we fit the Pacific Helmets approved, Pac Fire Earmuffs to a Pacific Helmets BR9 Wildland Firefighting Helmet.

You can watch it video in this window, by click the play button or by navigating to the clip on our YouTube channel using this link: https://youtu.be/xR3wORi8iL8

While the Pac Fire earmuffs will attach to any Pacific Helmets model helmet already fitted with Earmuff Brackets – we do not recommend pairing them with a wide brim BR9 Helmet or a BR5. The wider helmet brim may stop the earmuff from engaging fully and achieving the desired level of hearing protection.

Need more information? Read more about the Pacific Helmets approved, Pac Fire Earmuffs.

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Change to Nomex® helmet neck protectors

Technical Bulletin - Change to Nomex® Helmet neck Protectors

Due to ongoing availability issues from the supplier, Pacific Helmets is changing the type of Nomex® used to make the neck protectors in select builds of structural firefighting helmet.

What does this mean for Pac Fire & our customers?
Previously Nomex® Neck Protectors were made from 260gsm plain weave fabric, effective immediately they will now be manufactured from a 200gsm Ripstop weave fabric.

The new 200gsm 100% Nomex® fabric has been tested by a third-party independent laboratory and has been found to have the excellent flame retardancy properties expected from Nomex® fabric. The Ripstop weave gives a grid pattern and enhanced tensile strength performance to the material not seen in the previous fabric.

Changes to Nomex® in selected structural firefighting helmets

What products are affected?
Select models of Pacific Helmets F10 MkV, F11 & F15 structural firefighting helmets.

>>Technical Bulletin – Change to Nomex® Helmet neck Protectors

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New Video: Changing the 4 point Chinstrap on your Pacific F15

New Video: Changing the 4-point Chinstrap on an F15

During fires, your helmet may become soiled with chemical, biological and particulate hazards.This may affect the performance, longevity and comfort of your helmet.

The 4-point Chinstrap on an F15 can be removed for laundering and replacement in under 10 minutes.

In this video we’re going to take you through the process of removing and replacing the 4-point Chinstrap on an F15.

Need more information? Read more about the Pacific F15 Structural Firefighting Helmet.

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